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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day in Nashville, 2019

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For those visiting, for those without the desire to host all those relatives and for those who despise dishwashing, give thanks — for these fine Nashville dining establishments providing an alternative come Thanksgiving day. These restaurants are all open on Thanksgiving, November 28 ready to throw down Turkey Day style, with some stress-free traditional feasts plus other outside the turkey box holiday options. The most stressful part of your day can be making reservations — but get that out of the way early, as it’s the busiest day of the year for many of these restaurants.

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1. Monell's Dining and Catering

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2601, 1235 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 248-4747
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One of the city’s best bets for Southern cooking is serving up Turkey Day’s traditional fare plus some of their most-loved meats like baked ham, roast beef, and most importantly — that fried chicken. Open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Monell’s

2. Gray & Dudley

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221 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 610-6460
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A day spent preoccupied with a giant bird in your oven doesn’t sound like something to celebrate? Feast on a locally-sourced Thanksgiving feast without all that fuss. Chef Rob Newton is preparing a feast featuring Thanksgiving favorites with a southern twist, including yeast rolls, deviled eggs, smoked turkey, house-cured and smoked Mississippi ham, fried brussels sprouts and sweet potato cheesecake. This menu will be available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m and is $35 per person.

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3. Makeready Libations & Liberation

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200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 610-7835
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Noelle’s gorgeous restaurant is seating from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering a three-course, family-style meal. Begin with salad or soup, move onto some deep fried turkey or glazed ham, then finish with a choice of chess, pecan, apple or pumpkin pie. Cost is $38 per person.

Josh Gilmore/Noelle

4. Capitol Grille

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231 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 345-7116
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Hermitage Hotel/Capitol Grille will be open for Thanksgiving and hosting a brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with pimento mac and cheese bites, sweet potato waffles, a carving station, plus an impressive cheese and charcuterie spread. For Thanksgiving traditionalists, dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and features a three-course menu with fall-themed appetizers, turkey or ribeye, and dessert. Brunch is $74 for adults and $26 for children, while the dinner runs $68 for adults and $28 for children (plus tax and gratuity).

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5. Merchants

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401 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-1892
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One of Broadway’s longstanding restaurants, Merchants is once again dishing up their annual Thanksgiving dinner on both floors. The first floor bistro will be open regular hours and serving its full menu as well as a special Thanksgiving plate with all the classics. The second floor dining room will be open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and offering guests a multi-course Thanksgiving Day meal for $55 per person. 

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6. Little Fib

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611 Commerce St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 493-4050
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New, country music-inspired restaurant Little Fib is holding its annual ‘Fib Thanksgiving Feast’ on Thanksgiving Day with three seating times: noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Befitting the holiday, Fib’s feast (including turkey-confit leg and smoked cider-brined turkey breast) will be served family-style. The cost is $52 a person, $20 for children. Reservations can be made by calling 615-493-4050.

7. Chauhan Ale and Masala House

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123 12th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 779-3770
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There’s no need to worry about dry turkey or bland stuffing when chef Maneet Chauhan prepares Thanksgiving with a Thali twist. An ode to Nashville’s meat-and-three, Chauhan is offering turkey or paneer and nine with sides that include cranberry panch puran chutney, sweet potato raita, and pumpkin spice bread budding — all for $32. Reservations are available from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on November 28 here or by calling 615-242-8426, and are highly encouraged.

8. Tánsuŏ

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121B 12th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 782-6786
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Open on Thanksgiving Day with a special holiday a la carte menu, Tánsuŏ is a fine non-traditional option. Featuring three-cup turkey with dark soy, rice wine, sesame oil, and Thai basil alongside new takes on traditional fixings including garlic mashed potatoes in duck gravy and roasted delicata squash with five spice butter. Tánsuŏ’s full contemporary Chinese menu will be available as well. Reservations for November 28 are highly recommended and can be made here or by calling 615-782-6786.

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9. Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection

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1001 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 726-1001
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The historic hotel in downtown Nashville will be hosting guests for a special Thanksgiving Meal in their grand lobby bar and restaurant, Carter’s, on Thanksgiving Day. Additionally, guests can opt to have their holiday feast in their room with a special in-room Thanksgiving dinner service. For $16, guests can have roasted turkey breast, whipped boursin mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry-sage relish, turkey jus and a slice of pecan pie delivered to their rooms. Reservations can be made by calling 615-726-1001.

Union Station Hotel Bar
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10. Kitchen Notes

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250 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 761-3700
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The Omni’s Kitchen Notes has a Thanksgiving brunch spread that includes beef tenderloin, roasted lamb, turkey, King crab legs, acorn squash salad, and harvest cream of mushroom soup (plus a lot more — including a grand biscuit bar). Cost is $55 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under.

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11. Stompin' Grounds Restaurant & Market

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201 8th Ave S 1st Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
(629) 208-8450
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The restaurant will be offering a unique buffet on November 28th from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring classic Southern dishes such as maple pumpkin bisque, smoked pork belly deviled eggs, and a carving station with cider-brined turkey breast and fire-roasted bone-in ham.

 

Guests can enjoy these fresh, homemade offerings for $55+ per person (valet parking included) and reservations are recommended.

 

12. Marsh House

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401 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 262-6001
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Marsh House will serve its regular brunch menu between 8 a.m. -11 a.m., followed by a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. In addition to a choice of first and second courses, entrees will be served along with family-style sides such as cornbread dressing or stewed greens with cranberry relish. An assortment of tempting desserts beckon — like spiced hickory syrup layer cake, dulce de leche in a ginger molasses cookie crust and bruleed-banana cheesecake. Make reservations at 615-262-6001 or via OpenTable.

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13. The 404 Kitchen

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507 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 251-1404
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This year, 404 Kitchen is hosting a Big Green Egg and bourbon Thanksgiving buffet, featuring meats prepared on the Big Green Egg. Highlights include a carving station featuring delectable bourbon brown butter smoked turkey breast, baked spiral ham and smoky filet of beef with creamy horseradish. Josh Beckerman, The Foodie Magician, will also be in house performing his mentalist magic for guests. Cost is $52 for adults.

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14. Giovanni Ristorante

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909 20th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 760-5932
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Make Thanksgiving a tad more international by dining at Giovanni Ristorante — they’re serving a three-course prix fixe menu including classic Italian dishes alongside traditional holiday flavors, served from noon to 8 p.m. for $75 per person.

15. Sperry's Restaurant

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5109 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 353-0809
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At both Belle Meade and Cool Springs locations, the long-time Nashville classic will a Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. featuring traditional Thanksgiving dishes, ringing in at $32 per person. It’ll also offer the full menu for diners not craving turkey.

16. The Honeysuckle

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1770 Galleria Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 771-2111
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This rustic-chic hang in Cool Springs will be lining up a Thanksgiving buffet on November 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Southern twists on holiday dishes alongside Honeysuckle favorites. Reservations can be made here.

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1. Monell's Dining and Catering

2601, 1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Monell’s

One of the city’s best bets for Southern cooking is serving up Turkey Day’s traditional fare plus some of their most-loved meats like baked ham, roast beef, and most importantly — that fried chicken. Open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

2601, 1235 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

2. Gray & Dudley

221 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Sam Angel

A day spent preoccupied with a giant bird in your oven doesn’t sound like something to celebrate? Feast on a locally-sourced Thanksgiving feast without all that fuss. Chef Rob Newton is preparing a feast featuring Thanksgiving favorites with a southern twist, including yeast rolls, deviled eggs, smoked turkey, house-cured and smoked Mississippi ham, fried brussels sprouts and sweet potato cheesecake. This menu will be available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m and is $35 per person.

221 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

3. Makeready Libations & Liberation

200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Josh Gilmore/Noelle

Noelle’s gorgeous restaurant is seating from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering a three-course, family-style meal. Begin with salad or soup, move onto some deep fried turkey or glazed ham, then finish with a choice of chess, pecan, apple or pumpkin pie. Cost is $38 per person.

200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

4. Capitol Grille

231 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Submitted

Hermitage Hotel/Capitol Grille will be open for Thanksgiving and hosting a brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with pimento mac and cheese bites, sweet potato waffles, a carving station, plus an impressive cheese and charcuterie spread. For Thanksgiving traditionalists, dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and features a three-course menu with fall-themed appetizers, turkey or ribeye, and dessert. Brunch is $74 for adults and $26 for children, while the dinner runs $68 for adults and $28 for children (plus tax and gratuity).

231 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

5. Merchants

401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Merchants

One of Broadway’s longstanding restaurants, Merchants is once again dishing up their annual Thanksgiving dinner on both floors. The first floor bistro will be open regular hours and serving its full menu as well as a special Thanksgiving plate with all the classics. The second floor dining room will be open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and offering guests a multi-course Thanksgiving Day meal for $55 per person. 

401 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

6. Little Fib

611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203

New, country music-inspired restaurant Little Fib is holding its annual ‘Fib Thanksgiving Feast’ on Thanksgiving Day with three seating times: noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Befitting the holiday, Fib’s feast (including turkey-confit leg and smoked cider-brined turkey breast) will be served family-style. The cost is $52 a person, $20 for children. Reservations can be made by calling 615-493-4050.

611 Commerce St
Nashville, TN 37203

7. Chauhan Ale and Masala House

123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

There’s no need to worry about dry turkey or bland stuffing when chef Maneet Chauhan prepares Thanksgiving with a Thali twist. An ode to Nashville’s meat-and-three, Chauhan is offering turkey or paneer and nine with sides that include cranberry panch puran chutney, sweet potato raita, and pumpkin spice bread budding — all for $32. Reservations are available from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on November 28 here or by calling 615-242-8426, and are highly encouraged.

123 12th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203

8. Tánsuŏ

121B 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
Sam Angel

Open on Thanksgiving Day with a special holiday a la carte menu, Tánsuŏ is a fine non-traditional option. Featuring three-cup turkey with dark soy, rice wine, sesame oil, and Thai basil alongside new takes on traditional fixings including garlic mashed potatoes in duck gravy and roasted delicata squash with five spice butter. Tánsuŏ’s full contemporary Chinese menu will be available as well. Reservations for November 28 are highly recommended and can be made here or by calling 615-782-6786.

121B 12th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203

9. Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection

1001 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Union Station Hotel Bar
David Phelps

The historic hotel in downtown Nashville will be hosting guests for a special Thanksgiving Meal in their grand lobby bar and restaurant, Carter’s, on Thanksgiving Day. Additionally, guests can opt to have their holiday feast in their room with a special in-room Thanksgiving dinner service. For $16, guests can have roasted turkey breast, whipped boursin mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry-sage relish, turkey jus and a slice of pecan pie delivered to their rooms. Reservations can be made by calling 615-726-1001.

1001 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

10. Kitchen Notes

250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Kitchen Notes

The Omni’s Kitchen Notes has a Thanksgiving brunch spread that includes beef tenderloin, roasted lamb, turkey, King crab legs, acorn squash salad, and harvest cream of mushroom soup (plus a lot more — including a grand biscuit bar). Cost is $55 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under.

250 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

11. Stompin' Grounds Restaurant & Market

201 8th Ave S 1st Floor, Nashville, TN 37203

The restaurant will be offering a unique buffet on November 28th from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring classic Southern dishes such as maple pumpkin bisque, smoked pork belly deviled eggs, and a carving station with cider-brined turkey breast and fire-roasted bone-in ham.

 

Guests can enjoy these fresh, homemade offerings for $55+ per person (valet parking included) and reservations are recommended.

 

201 8th Ave S 1st Floor
Nashville, TN 37203

12. Marsh House

401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Sam Angel

Marsh House will serve its regular brunch menu between 8 a.m. -11 a.m., followed by a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. In addition to a choice of first and second courses, entrees will be served along with family-style sides such as cornbread dressing or stewed greens with cranberry relish. An assortment of tempting desserts beckon — like spiced hickory syrup layer cake, dulce de leche in a ginger molasses cookie crust and bruleed-banana cheesecake. Make reservations at 615-262-6001 or via OpenTable.

401 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

13. The 404 Kitchen

507 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Sam Angel

This year, 404 Kitchen is hosting a Big Green Egg and bourbon Thanksgiving buffet, featuring meats prepared on the Big Green Egg. Highlights include a carving station featuring delectable bourbon brown butter smoked turkey breast, baked spiral ham and smoky filet of beef with creamy horseradish. Josh Beckerman, The Foodie Magician, will also be in house performing his mentalist magic for guests. Cost is $52 for adults.

507 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

14. Giovanni Ristorante

909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

Make Thanksgiving a tad more international by dining at Giovanni Ristorante — they’re serving a three-course prix fixe menu including classic Italian dishes alongside traditional holiday flavors, served from noon to 8 p.m. for $75 per person.

909 20th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

15. Sperry's Restaurant

5109 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205

At both Belle Meade and Cool Springs locations, the long-time Nashville classic will a Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. featuring traditional Thanksgiving dishes, ringing in at $32 per person. It’ll also offer the full menu for diners not craving turkey.

5109 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

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16. The Honeysuckle

1770 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067
The Honeysuckle

This rustic-chic hang in Cool Springs will be lining up a Thanksgiving buffet on November 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Southern twists on holiday dishes alongside Honeysuckle favorites. Reservations can be made here.

1770 Galleria Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

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